For release: February 28, 2022 “It is time for change.” Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released the findings of their ground-breaking, two-year Right to Read inquiry into the systemic discrimination facing students with dyslexia in Ontario public schools.
Lark Barker, parent, advocate and President of DDON, presented at the launch of the Right to Read inquiry report on February 28, 2022. Here is the transcript of her speech:
The time has come! On Monday, February 28, 2022, the Ontario Human Rights Commission will release its Right to Read inquiry report on human rights issues affecting students with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia. Our President, Lark Barker, is honoured to be presenting at the launch. Watch the livestream of the report launch on YouTube. When: Monday, February 28,Continue reading “Time for change: Watch the release of the Right to Read Inquiry Report”
The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) launched their Right to Read Inquiry in 2020. They released their detailed report on February 28, 2022. We encourage you to contact your Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) to let them know that the recommendations made by the OHRC — and the proposed changes to the curriculum as announced afterContinue reading “Right to Read: Contact your MPP”
On November 18, Decoding Dyslexia Ontario published the following statement expressing concern about the lack of support for students with dyslexia and other exceptionalities in Ontario public schools during the pandemic. You can download and share a copy of the statement as a PDF or word document: Decoding Dyslexia Ontario calls on government to makeContinue reading “Decoding Dyslexia Ontario calls on government to make pandemic learning accessible to students with dyslexia and other exceptionalities”
Decoding Dyslexia Ontario made its submission to the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s Right to Read Inquiry on April 14, 2020. Read the full submission Download the attached PDF to read our full submission. Summary Decoding Dyslexia Ontario (DDON) welcomed the OHRC’s October 2019 launch of the Right to Read Inquiry. Since 2014, DDON has beenContinue reading “DDON submission to OHRC Right to Read inquiry”
Dyslexia community applauds the Ontario Human Rights Commission “Right to Read” Public Inquiry Toronto, ON – October 3, 2019 – Decoding Dyslexia Ontario and The Ontario Branch of the International Dyslexia Association applaud the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) decision to launch an inquiry into human rights issues that affect children with dyslexia and otherContinue reading “Press release: Dyslexia community applauds launch of Right to Read inquiry”
Published in the Globe and Mail, January 31, 2019 Re Canada’s Shortfall In Basic Skills Costs Us All (Jan. 25): Dyslexia is the elephant in the room when there is discussion of low literacy. Dyslexia affects, by the Ontario Ministry of Education’s own admission, 6 per cent to 17 per cent of students. That is at leastContinue reading “Letter to the Editor: Dyslexia is the elephant in the room”